National Audubon Society

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National Audubon Society
National Audubon Society logo.jpg
President:David Yarnold
Vice-president:Gary Langham
Year created:late 1800s
The National Audubon Society (Audubon) is a national political organization that "has built a legacy of conservation success by mobilizing the strength of its network of members, Chapters, Audubon Centers, state offices and dedicated professional staff to connect people with nature and the power to protect it."[1] Audubon achieves organizational goals with efforts ranging from protecting and restoring habitats to implementing policies that help protect wildlife on other important resources. Audubon works across the Americas to protect important wildlife and resources.[1] The missions statement of the National Audubon Society is "To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity."[1]


The National Audubon Society was founded in the late 1800s. Among its founders was George Bird Grinnell, who took the name Audubon from the late John James Audubon, a prominent wildlife artist of the early 1800s.[2]


  • "Protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other fragile habitats"[3]
  • "The ongoing recovery of the imperiled California condor and brown pelican"[3]
  • "Adoption of innovative policies that balance habitat protection with green energy development on millions of acres"[3]
  • "Continuing restoration of the Everglades and Long Island Sound"[3]


The president and CEO of the National Audubon Society is David Yarnold. Audubon is governed by an executive team and by their board of directors. Board members meet three times a year throughout the U.S. in meetings which are open to the public.[4][5]

2014 elections

As of November 2013, no information is available about 2014 election spending.[6]

2012 elections

Audubon spent $15,270 on campaign contributions in 2012. In addition, it spent $80,000 in lobbying in 2012.


Audubon spent $13,770 on candidate campaign contributions in 2012. All contributions were made to Democratic candidates. Additionally, it contributed $1,500 to DNC Services Corp and $250 to Victory Now PAC.

Top 7 largest National Audubon Society expenditures in 2012[6]
Candidate Party State Office Total For Against Desired Result
Barack Obama Democratic Party N/A President $10,520 $10,520 $0
Martin Heinrich Democratic Party NM Senate $1,250 $1,250 $0
Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic Party NY Senate $500 $500 $0
Tim Kaine Democratic Party VA Senate $500 $500 $0
Chris Van Hollen Democratic Party MD House $500 $500 $0
Jon Tester Democratic Party MT Senate $300 $300 $0
Betty McCollum Democratic Party MN House $200 $200 $0


Audubon spent $80,000 in lobbying in the 2012 election cycle. The top issues lobbied by Audubon are as follows:[6]

  1. Environment & Superfund
  2. Fed Budget & Appropriations
  3. Agriculture
  4. Real Estate & Land Use
  5. Natural Resources

2010 elections


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